Party appetizer is easy, cheesy
The countdown is on -- and not just to New Year's. There's still time to whip up one more appetizer (pictured above) for holiday guests. And this one is as simple as 1-2-3 -- ingredients, that is. Thickly spread slices of French-bread baguettes with soft, ripe brie cheese. Top with coarsely chopped, natural pistachios.
-- From the California Pistachio Commission
Before pouring the bubbly on Friday night, party hosts should anticipate that a regular-size (750-milliliter) bottle of champagne will yield five 5-ounce flutes of champagne, says Edward Korry of Johnson & Wales University's culinary college. Also, he says, champagne is best served chilled, not ice-cold.
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